Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a conference conference of Google Apps, Google's suite of online collaboration tools specifically for businesses, said that “Nobody uses those things. And the usage data hasn't grown in seven months. They're just flat, comScore. Just like this,” he said moving his hands side to side. “It's just like flat line. Exactly flat line.”
Because Google has landed some big contracts for its Google Apps recently, including a $500,000 deal with Washington, D.C. , I decided to check in with Ballmer's source -- tracking firm comScore -- to see if, in fact, usage of Google Apps was flat over the last seven months.
But Google's David Girouard, who heads the company's enterprise division, says Ballmer's remarks were “flat out incorrect.”